WHO & Regional Offices [to 13 Jul 2019]

WHO & Regional Offices [to 13 Jul 2019]
WHO updates global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges, prioritize highly effective therapeutics, and improve affordable access
New essential medicines and diagnostics lists published today
9 July 2019 News release Geneva
[See Milestones above for detail]



Calls for consultants / proposals
8 July 2019
Consultancy – Support for WHO’s work on advancing vaccine development and vaccination against yellow fever, Zika, and dengue
Deadline for applications: 25 July 2019



Weekly Epidemiological Record, 12 July 2019, vol. 94, 28 (pp. 309–316)
:: Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, 5–6 June 2019



WHO Regional Offices
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
WHO African Region AFRO
:: Marginalised and mistrustful: listening to people who have few reasons to trust outsiders [DRC] 13 July 2019
:: Uganda Village joins forces to Fight Ebola 11 July 2019

WHO Region of the Americas PAHO
:: PAHO/WHO urges northern hemisphere countries to prepare for heatwaves  (07/12/2019)
:: CDB, PAHO launch “Stronger Together” campaign, raising awareness about mental health and psychosocial support in disasters (07/10/2019)

WHO South-East Asia Region SEARO
:: Sri Lanka eliminates measles SEAR/PR/1712
New Delhi, 9 July 2019: The World Health Organization today announced Sri Lanka has eliminated measles, interrupting transmission of the indigenous virus that causes the killer childhood disease.
“Sri Lanka’s achievement comes at a time when globally measles cases are increasing. The country’s success demonstrates its commitment, and the determination of its health workforce and parents to protect children against measles,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director WHO South-East Asia, congratulating the island nation…

WHO European Region EURO
– No new digest announcements identified

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region EMRO
– No new digest announcements identified

WHO Western Pacific Region
– No new digest announcements identified